The Sneaky Saboteur of Your Fat Loss Journey: It’s Not What You Think! Part 1:
Unmask the silent saboteur of your fat loss journey! Even for the disciplined and diligent entrepreneur, there could be an unaddressed pitfall that's stealthily hampering your progress.
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The Sneaky Saboteur of Your Fat Loss Journey: It’s Not What You Think! Part 1:

The Sneaky Saboteur of Your Fat Loss Journey: It’s Not What You Think! Part 1:

Posted by Frank Gomez in Blog, Fitness, Health & Wellness 29 Jul 2023


Greetings, entrepreneurs over 40! I’m here to share an enlightening truth about the fitness journey many of us are navigating. If you’re like me, balancing the hustle and bustle of a thriving business while trying to keep the scales from tipping the wrong way, this post is for you. We’re going to dive into an issue that often slips under the radar and could be secretly undermining your fat loss efforts. It’s not about the diet or the cardio, which, let’s face it, we’ve got down to a fine art. It’s something a lot sneakier and surprisingly mundane. Prepare to have your mind blown, just as mine was!

Alright, fellow seasoned entrepreneurs, brace yourselves. We’re about to dive into an issue that might be throwing a wrench in your well-oiled, fat-burning machinery, even if you’re pulling out all the stops to stay in shape.

Let’s paint a picture, shall we? You’ve hit your 40s. You’re an entrepreneur who’s been there, done that, and still doing it. Amidst managing a thriving business, you’re fighting the good fight against the sneaky excess body fat. You’re keeping a hawk’s eye on your calorie and carb intake, and you’ve got the discipline of a monk when it comes to your thrice-weekly cardio routine. But, despite your rigorous efforts, the stubborn body fat seems to be playing hide-and-seek with you.

It’s like that one elusive client who just won’t sign the dotted line, despite your best pitches.

This was me a while ago, staring into the mirror, sweatband in place, feeling more confused than a chameleon in a bag of Skittles. I was checking all the boxes, but the progress was slower than a tortoise on a leisurely stroll.

The true culprit? It’s what you’re up to when you’re not sweating buckets in the gym. I know, it hit me harder than when I discovered my favorite ‘single-origin’ coffee was a blend!

The pitfall is spending the majority of your non-training time in sedentary activities. It’s like having a top-of-the-line sports car but keeping it in the garage all the time.

Many of us, including my old self, were under the false impression that an hour’s workout gives us a free pass to indulge in our favorite foods. Think again! The calories burnt during a typical workout are often far less than we imagine. If you’re the kind who likes to scroll through social media between sets, then you’re burning even fewer calories. And that’s as useful as a chocolate teapot!

However, even if you’re exercising diligently sans distractions, your non-gym activities can significantly influence your fat burning process. The hard truth is, your body is designed for movement, much like your business is designed for growth.

Our glorious 40s (and beyond) underscore the body’s mantra of ‘use it or lose it.’ Regular movement and exercise are not just crucial for your body, but they’re also vital for your mental fitness. The better your heart’s health, the more agile your mind.

Research by the Mayo Clinic has demonstrated a direct connection between prolonged sitting and a host of health issues, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. That’s like discovering your go-to stress-busting activity is causing your stress levels to spike!

There’s some debate on whether regular exercise can counteract the negative effects of extended sitting. Some studies suggest that an hour of daily exercise could be the antidote, but here’s the plot twist – prolonged sitting can severely hamper your ability to burn fat during exercise. It’s like discovering your secret weapon has been working for the enemy all along!

Today, a whopping 77% of American adults fall short of the recommended physical activity levels, leading to increased risks of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Why does a lack of movement impact fat oxidation during exercise? The latest research reveals that inactivity leads to a significant reduction in fat oxidation when fasting and post a high-fat meal. In short, if you’re spending the majority of your day lounging, your body turns into a fat-storing machine rather than a fat-burning one.

But, fear not, my entrepreneurial comrades. Just as there’s always a way to turn a business around, there’s a way to steer your fitness journey back on track too. Small changes like choosing stairs over elevators, taking walking breaks, or using a standing desk can make a big difference.

It’s essential to remember that while your workout routine matters, your activities outside the gym hold the reins of your fat loss journey. Let’s commit to keeping our bodies as dynamic as our entrepreneurial minds.

It’s time to kick the sedentary lifestyle to the curb and embrace movement. After all, in our world, stagnation is the real enemy, whether it’s in business or in health. So let’s get moving, fellow entrepreneurs, one active step at a time!


To sum it up, your non-gym lifestyle could be holding the reins of your fat loss journey and steering it away from success. Just as a thriving business is a result of constant movement, growth, and adaptation, our bodies also need dynamic activity to function at their best. So, whether it’s taking the stairs instead of the elevator, strolling during your lunch break, or just taking standing calls instead of sitting ones, let’s promise to make our bodies as agile as our entrepreneurial minds. After all, the world of entrepreneurship teaches us one thing – stagnation is the real enemy, be it in business or in health. So here’s to movement, progress, and stepping up our game – one active choice at a time!

Many Blessing Friends,

Frank Gomez


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